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CORE CURRICULUM FOR STUDENTS ENTERING UTPB FALL 2014 AND AFTER

Beginning with the Fall 2014, UT Permian Basin has a 42 semester credit hour core curriculum that is in compliance with the law and THECB rules. The courses, syllabi and rubrics shown in the links below have been approved by the THECB. Each of the syllabi contain assessments appropriate for the foundational component areas (FCA) in which the course is located. See the Core Curriculum link below to see the competencies required for each FCA and course. Changes to the core curriculum must be submitted to the THECB for approval prior to March 1 each year for the upcoming fall semester.

The curriculum is built around both knowledge and skills. At a minimum, UT Permian Basin must demonstrate that students are acquiring competencies in the following:

  • Critical Thinking Skills including creative thinking, innovation, inquiry and analysis, evaluation and synthesis of information;
  • Communication Skills including effective development, interpretation and expression of ideas through written, oral, and visual communication;
  • Empirical and Quantitative Skills including the manipulation and analysis of numerical data or observable facts resulting in informed conclusions;
  • Teamwork including the ability to consider different points of view and to work effectively with others to support a shared purpose or goal;
  • Personal Responsibility including the ability to connect choices, actions and consequences to ethical decision-making; and
  • Social Responsibility to include intercultural competence, knowledge of civic responsibility, and the ability to engage effectively in regional, national, and global communities.

Questions about the core curriculum should be directed to the Chair of the General Education Oversight Committee of the Faculty Senate.

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